Saturday, September 15, 2012

Great activity for day hiking kids: Tiny Plant

A magnifying glass opens w hole new world to children.
Photo courtesy of Northern Michigan University.
Generally, exploring and discovery is enough for kids, but sometimes even they can grow bored with that and become restless. Remember that they naturally have shorter attention spans than adults.

Fortunately, there are lots of tried and true activities you can do on the trail that’ll keep kids from getting bored. Among them is Tiny Plant.

Have kids get on the hands and knees and try to find the smallest plant they can find. A magnifying glass helps them see the plant up close.

Materials: Magnifying glass (maybe)


Learn about more than a hundred other hiking diversions for kids in Hikes with Tykes: Games and Activities.